If you notice changes in your cat’s behavior or general condition, you should call your veterinarian right away. There could be a medical issue that needs to be tended to immediately.
Cats are very good at hiding signs of illness, which means they are masters of pretending to be normal when they really aren’t. Because they are such good actors, your cat might be very sick by the time it becomes apparent that there is a problem. – Dr. Cathy Lund, DVM
Here are a few signs and symptoms that indicate a number of different possible diseases or medical conditions and indicate that you need to take your cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible:
- Blood in your cat’s urine
- Not using the litter box
- Increase or decrease in appetite
- Increase or decrease in urination
- Increased thirst or drinking
- Increase or decrease in weight
- Increased vocalization
- Over grooming
- Poor coat condition
In order to identify changes, you need to have a good idea of your cat’s normal behavior and habits. – Dr. Debra Givin, DVM
Please make an appointment with your veterinarian to ensure that your cat receives prompt and expert medical care.